The Healing Power of Comfrey
If you’ve ever had a sprained ankle, a black and blue bruise, or an aching back or joints, then you know how much suffering these injuries can cause. Throughout the ages, we’ve endured the pain of these injuries unaware that we could find quick relief with an amazing and potent herb that has been used for centuries to heal the suffering. And, this herb is called comfrey.
Why is comfrey so powerful as a healer? It soothes pain, slows down further damage to injuries, and fast forwards the production of healthy cartilage, tendons, and muscles. It quickly and efficiently rebuilds damaged blood, bone and flesh, and that’s precisely what is needed for injuries such as wounds, sores, burns, cuts, scrapes, bites, stings, rashes, swollen tissue, sprains and broken bones. That is why comfrey, throughout the ages in herbal lore, has been known as knitback, bruisewort, knitbone, and boneset.
Not all comfrey products are safe to use due to their concentration of compounds called pyrrolizidine alkaloids, PA’s for short. The FDA has banned comfrey oral supplements due to the PA’s toxic effect on the liver. Comfrey ointments can be used topically but not on open wounds. A German company has been successful in developing Trauma Comfrey, a new approved species of comfrey that does not contain these toxic alkaloids. The German Health Authorities has approved Trauma Comfrey for adults and children over the age of four.